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Education News Archive - November 02, 2006

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GIBSONVILLE, N.C. - A fire that began in a chemistry lab destroyed a high school, leaving more than 1,000 students without a school building for the rest of the year. A teacher spotted the fire around 2 p.m.

By Brian J. Pedersen, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Nov. 2--Teresa Shelby's son is doing much better in school these days, thanks to some racquetballs and beanbags.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'